Trump is expected to soon issue the orders targeting regulations put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency, including the Clean Power Plan, which directs states to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
The EPA climate plan was halted a year ago by the Supreme Court until the courts can rule on litigation by 28 state attorneys general, the coal industry and hundreds of individual companies and industry groups.
The order is expected to direct the agency to redo the climate change rule, which would be different from asking the agency to rescind the regulation altogether. Ultimately, direction on what to do about the greenhouse gas rule will have to come from the courts.
But Trump isn't planning on stopping there. The president also will issue a separate order targeting the EPA's Waters of the U.S. Rule, which greatly expanded the agency's jurisdiction over waterways to include everything from major waterways to drainage ponds on private lands. Both the Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the U.S. Rule have been long-time targets of the Republican Party.
Reports also say to expect a third Trump action to end the Department of Interior's moratorium on new coal mining leases put in place by the Obama administration.
The '' DEMOS '' went overboard with regulations that '' HURT '' rather than " HEAL ''
Toning down some and eliminating others is the right thing to do
I trust this administration to do the right thing
That's why I voted for the Man!
I SALUTE YOU SIR
I voted for Donald J. Trump for US President because he was nether Republican or Democrat IE a lying politician ! So far in the first weeks of his administration President Donald J. Trump is going about keeping his campaign promises ! Most politicians say one thing and do another ! We The People actually have someone in the White House working and not out play golf and lying to the American public about health care !
Right on the money
This definitely puts a smile on my face. I think Trump is the best president we have had! Thank God for raising up Trump to run for office.
Elimination of all traces of Obama will improve our quality of life!
the good thing is this is just a start, what can be done now.
Restructuring EPA's role and authorities is on it's way. It's new role will be more of a reactionary facilitator of what states' environmental agencies working directly with each other agree to. Rather than the all powerful dictator it has been.
EPA's days of assuming itself to be law making branch of fed/gov are nearing an end !!
Frankmusic is that the new headquarters to the DNC?